Over the last week, Wales Millennium Centre has been transported to Baltimore, 1962 for the highly anticipated production of Hairspray. Big hair, big voices and big personalities shine through the musical as it tells the tale of a young Tracy Turnblad and her dreams to dance her way on to ‘The Corny Collins Show’. If you haven’t caught the show yet, there’s still time, but until then, here’s why we love it…
While famous for its vintage-inspired costumes, lively musical numbers and loveable, believable characters, the Tony Award winning production is often hailed as larger than life, but it isn’t just a work of frothy escapism. Underneath the big hair and sixties spirit, the magic comes from its place in pop culture, drawing an America on the brink of change.
When school is out, and the weather is warm, the last thing you want to do is sit in front of the TV for hours.
So why not head to Cardiff Bay? It really is one of the best places to escape with the children this summer. Not only does the Bay transform into a sandy seaside for all, but the Centre offers up an array of brilliant family activities. We’ve put together a list of fantastic things to do for the whole family, from toddlers to teens.
Ed Aczel is an anti-comedy, cult hero, cracking up audiences one faltering moment at a time. Get to know what makes him tick with our Q&A ahead of his show on Friday 9 June. Featuring swimming pools, Stuart Lee and buckled alloys.